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Bitter Cold Spreads Across Much of U.S.
ABC News ^ | Feb. 19, 2006 | AP

Posted on 02/19/2006 7:31:59 PM PST by FairOpinion

ROCHESTER, N.Y. Feb 19, 2006 (AP)— Utility crews worked Sunday to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses from Michigan to Maine following a weekend winter storm, while slick roads and heavy winds were blamed for several deadly accidents.

As far south as Texas, ice and freezing rain canceled dozens of flights over the weekend at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, including 85 American Airlines flights, according to a company spokesman.

Little Rock, Ark., had a Sunday morning low of 18. Farther west, Alliance, Neb., bottomed out at 8 below, the National Weather Service said.

In the Upper Midwest, the 8 a.m. reading of 2 below zero at Duluth, Minn., combined with 17 mph wind for a wind chill of 23 below.

A reading of 18 below was recorded in Allagash, Maine, while temperatures dipped to a low of 10 degrees in Rochester and wind of up to 17 mph made it feel like almost 10 below zero, weather service said.

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It must be the global warming. (/sarcasm)
1 posted on 02/19/2006 7:32:01 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

Bush's fault, plus global warming and I am sure Karl Rove is mixed up in there somehow.


2 posted on 02/19/2006 7:34:42 PM PST by Ronin (When the fox gnaws.... SMILE!!!)
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To: FairOpinion


Ah the fruits of global warming...


3 posted on 02/19/2006 7:35:54 PM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President!)
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To: FairOpinion
Bitter Cold

Why is cold "bitter"? I can't taste it. Why isn't it bitterly hot in the summer time?

4 posted on 02/19/2006 7:36:13 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: FairOpinion

Yeah. All this global warming is about to freeze me to death. lol


5 posted on 02/19/2006 7:37:18 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: FairOpinion

Of course it's Global Warming.

NO MATTER WHAT the weather is, it's evidence of man-made Global Warmning.

It's the Perfect theory.


6 posted on 02/19/2006 7:37:21 PM PST by Eighth Street (Who do you hate more? Muslims who want to kill you or the Libs who want to sell you out to them?)
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To: Ronin

They just powered up that energy plant in Iraq...I think it was made by Halliburton. There you are!


7 posted on 02/19/2006 7:37:36 PM PST by Loud Mime (Republicans protect Americans from terrorists, Democrats protect terrorists from Americans)
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To: FairOpinion

I see Karl Rove has successfully repaired the Ice Age machine. He should keep the Glacier Melting machine on and let the two fight it out.


8 posted on 02/19/2006 7:37:47 PM PST by SamAdams76 (Hunting with Cheney still safer than driving with a Kennedy)
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To: FairOpinion

I wonder if it has anything to do with it being February.


9 posted on 02/19/2006 7:38:22 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: Tribune7

February made me shiver
with every paper I deliver
bad news on the doorstep
I could not take one more step


10 posted on 02/19/2006 7:40:27 PM PST by null and void (That 12 jurors can overturn the leviathan of "The Law" strikes fear into statists across this nation)
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To: SamAdams76; Fred Nerks

(Posted by Fred Nerks on another thread)

11 posted on 02/19/2006 7:41:47 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

ST. AGNES’ Eve—Ah, bitter chill it was!
The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold;
The hare limp’d trembling through the frozen grass,
And silent was the flock in woolly fold:
Numb were the Beadsman’s fingers, while he told
His rosary, and while his frosted breath,
Like pious incense from a censer old,
Seem’d taking flight for heaven, without a death,
Past the sweet Virgin’s picture, while his prayer he saith.

--Keats, "St. Agnes Eve"


12 posted on 02/19/2006 7:48:06 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: FairOpinion

Whew, just back from a weekend in northern MI, we got about 2' of snow, it was -10 degrees without the wind - and it was howling. Wild turkeys frozen into the trees, brutal.


13 posted on 02/19/2006 7:48:32 PM PST by quantim (If the Constitution were perfect it wouldn't have included the Senate.)
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To: Ronin
Bush's fault, plus global warming and I am sure Karl Rove is mixed up in there somehow.

WRONG. It's that friggin groundhog.

14 posted on 02/19/2006 7:48:43 PM PST by scooter2
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To: FairOpinion

This is no more evidence of a lack of global warming as a warming event is for global warming.

If you had a fair minded attitude you would know that one arctic blast means nothing.

Oregon is in a midst of a cold spell as well with us breaking a record low in Salem by 3 degrees last night, however, we have had a very mild winter(again) and the avg snowfall that the valley floor has seen has gone down to less than 2 inches a year compared to 36 inches a year in the 50's.

Global temps are on the rise. The dispute is whether or not the human impact means anything or this is just cycles that our planet goes through. One in which I have determined through much reading is in fact a cycle in which the planet would go through without us. Even if we are causing it perhaps it's the fire and brimstone death to the human race that God has called for.

Either way, try and temper your ignorance with the use of facts.


15 posted on 02/19/2006 7:49:54 PM PST by Almondjoy
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To: Almondjoy

He's right. It must be the global warming. (/sarcasm)


16 posted on 02/19/2006 7:53:20 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: FairOpinion

It was four degrees in the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland last night, and my little boy, a newly-fledged Boy Scout, went on his first camping trip. Fortunately his scoutmasters are Army Rangers so everybody survived, fingers and toes intact. I am so pleased and proud.


17 posted on 02/19/2006 8:01:29 PM PST by Capriole (The Anti-Feminist)
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To: quantim

our first winter in michigan was brutal!
the wind chill temps were minus 60! ouch!

no washing the car, it would freeze shut.
kids were out of school because it was too
cold to stand and wait at the bus stops.


18 posted on 02/19/2006 8:03:54 PM PST by leda (Dream a better dream and work to make it reality!)
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To: Capriole

That's great! I am glad your little boy had his first tough adventure and came through it unharmed. I am sure that will give him confidence in the future, that he can survive, which is good.


19 posted on 02/19/2006 8:04:09 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

I'm so thankful for my beloved blankie! Anything below fifty and I just can't stand it!


20 posted on 02/19/2006 8:06:15 PM PST by derllak
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To: FairOpinion

LOL! It's a beauty! But where's the EARTHQUAKE SWITCH?


21 posted on 02/19/2006 8:07:35 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Understand Islam. Read the Biography THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD. pdf link on My Page)
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To: quantim
Wild turkeys frozen into the trees, brutal.

Did they already have the little red thingamajig that pops out when they are done cooking??? ;-)

22 posted on 02/19/2006 8:10:32 PM PST by HP8753 (My cat said he always knew Mark Dayton was a flake)
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To: FairOpinion
It was 65 here (Iowa) on Tuesday; I was running around without a coat. Friday it got down to minus 12. Thursday we had a snowstorm with near-blizzard conditions.

We are used to changing weather...but that's a bit much!

23 posted on 02/19/2006 8:15:02 PM PST by garandgal
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To: garandgal

That's quite a change in temperatures within a few days.

Stay warm!


24 posted on 02/19/2006 8:16:55 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: Cicero

Poem appropriate to the weather but not the month. Feast day of Agnes is January 21.

Another fitting poem (for the weather) is the beginning of T.S. Eliot's "Journey of the Magi" "A cold coming we had of it..."


25 posted on 02/19/2006 8:24:40 PM PST by lightman (The Office of the Keys should be exercised as some ministry needs to be exorcised.)
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To: FairOpinion

Thanks. I'm also glad he survived his first experience of having a machine gun pulled on him. Apparently the scouts went for a hike after midnight in an effort to keep the blood circulating, and went far enough to stray close to Camp David. Some of the black-clad guards stepped out from behind trees, guns drawn, and demanded to know what they thought they were doing there. Kid thought it was cool.


26 posted on 02/19/2006 8:29:49 PM PST by Capriole (The Anti-Feminist)
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To: Almondjoy

This is no more evidence of a lack of global warming as a warming event is for global warming.

Boy you can say that again. Its very clear no global warming.


27 posted on 02/19/2006 8:44:17 PM PST by sgtyork
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To: Capriole

LOL! I went to a summer camp not too far from there when I was a kid for a few years.

Always wanted to go harrass the Camp David folks :-)


28 posted on 02/19/2006 8:45:26 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (What? Me worry?)
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To: Fred Nerks

.....or the tsunami lever, or the shield that prevents the NY Yankees from winning the World Series despite record payrolls.


29 posted on 02/19/2006 9:13:56 PM PST by The Fop (They attacked 2 of America's main arteries, so we invaded the heart of Arabia. It's that simple)
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To: The Fop

They should have asked us to design that machine!


30 posted on 02/19/2006 9:19:11 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Understand Islam. Read the Biography THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD. pdf link on My Page)
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To: garandgal

Where are you in Iowa? I'm going to Iowa City at the end of the month and am afraid I'll freeze if the current temps keep up. Wasn't it about -15 w/the windchill?!!


31 posted on 02/19/2006 9:24:15 PM PST by radiohead (Hey Kerry, I'm still here; still hating your lying, stinking guts, you coward.)
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To: FairOpinion
It must be the global warming.
Not down here in the Clearwater, FL area! I'm out on my screened porch and its dropped to 67 degrees. Its brutal. Luckily I have a little ceramic heater under my table cranked (actually I just turned it down) otherwise I might have to change out of my shorts, sandals and Hawaiian shirt and put on some long pants.

In any article on global warming or cooling I cannot believe they never address the glacial ages and why they came and went. It wasn't the SUVs I am certain. Half of North America was covered with a sheet of ice. I give Mother Nature more credit than I do man for climate variations.

32 posted on 02/19/2006 9:29:58 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54

"Not down here in the Clearwater, FL area! I'm out on my screened porch and its dropped to 67 degrees. "


===

Rub it in for those poor souls suffering in below zero temperatures! ;)

I am in CA and it's been around 60 today, and I restrained myself from making those freezing their noses off, feel bad -- no wonder CA & FL real estate is high and is going to stay that way. A lot of people who survive that winter, won't want to go through another one.


33 posted on 02/19/2006 9:43:05 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: Graybeard58
Why is cold "bitter"? I can't taste it. Why isn't it bitterly hot in the summer time?

Like Spock said: "bitter dregs."

34 posted on 02/19/2006 9:48:33 PM PST by freedumb2003 (American troops cannot be defeated. American Politicians can.)
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To: radiohead
Where are you in Iowa? I'm going to Iowa City at the end of the month and am afraid I'll freeze if the current temps keep up. Wasn't it about -15 w/the windchill?!!

With the windchill it was at least that...we had a windchill warning for up to twenty below the other day! I'm in the central Iowa area...a little West of Iowa City.

It looks like it will warm up over the next week (into the 30's at least). But most of Jan and Feb have been wonderfully warm; 50's and 60's many days.

Be sure to check the forecast on TWC's website before you leave so you'll know what to pack. This time of year can be very unpredictable! We sometimes have temperature drops of 20 or 30 degrees during the day if a front moves through.

It was a balmy 22 today...Hooray!

35 posted on 02/19/2006 9:52:18 PM PST by garandgal
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To: scooter2

Ha!!! Lot's you know! Who do ya think bribed the groundhog!!!


36 posted on 02/19/2006 10:08:08 PM PST by Ronin (When the fox gnaws.... SMILE!!!)
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To: FairOpinion
Rub it in for those poor souls suffering in below zero temperatures! ;)
Shh! I'm enticing the northerners down here to run up the RE prices and then I'm moving! Before Forida we were in San Diego, CA - a beautiful city but what we see here, as there, is whenever some whackjob needs to get out of town its either California or Florida not to mention the gypsies who like to come down south with the rest of the snowbirds.

Then aside from annoying hurricanes we have spiders that you can actually hear running across your wall. We don't use flyswatters for bugs around here we use RPGs.

In Guadalajara, MX they use lead drain plugs to keep out the roaches - doesn't work here 'cause the bastids have wings! They're called Palmetto Bugs in polite company but they're just roaches with wings, Trust me.

Oh and 9 months out of the year plan on sweating as you walk to your car between AC refuges. Gardening? Can you spell heat stroke? Down here if you take off enough clothing to cool off you'll be arrested! Come on down! Buy my property. Please!

37 posted on 02/19/2006 10:20:56 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: FairOpinion

I don't know what it is, but I'm in eastern upstate NY and this is the first winter I ever remember with no snow. Instead, my neighbor's fence blew into my backyard and two old pines are down in my daughter's backyard. We didn't lose power, but the other side of town did. Trees down everywhere, grocery stores closed for lack of power, major highways closed. We've only ever had one windstorm that was equal to what we had the other day and that was 1989, I think. Winds were 30-70 mph and 143 on top of Stratton. Needless to say, my grandson's ski trip was canceled for the second week in a row. Last week it was heavy rain and this week it was the wind. Usually February has us with at least two feet of snow on the ground and 4/5 ft. snowbanks. This year, there isn't a flake to be found.


38 posted on 02/19/2006 10:42:37 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: FairOpinion; Indy Pendance

Geez... Bush better cut it out! He's just getting too powerful. : )


39 posted on 02/19/2006 10:47:45 PM PST by antceecee (Reagan Democrat and now a Bush Republican...)
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To: antceecee
It was -15° without windchill yesterday morning. Today it was a balmy +10°. And it's not Bush, it the Rove weather machine.


40 posted on 02/19/2006 10:59:45 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Ronin

Don't forget Haliburton. /sarc


41 posted on 02/19/2006 11:07:36 PM PST by lmr (You can have my Tactical Nuclear Weapons when you pry them from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: FairOpinion
Yeah, its global warming. I can see how liberals would claim with a straight face the end of the world is nigh.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

42 posted on 02/19/2006 11:44:45 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: FairOpinion

Cheney shot Mother Nature!


43 posted on 02/19/2006 11:47:30 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: garandgal

Winter in Iowa.

When I was living in Iowa in 1957. We had a week in winter when night temperatures went down to 26 or 27f below zero. Daytime temperatures did not go above 21 below.

When I moved East we would have winter temperature a little below zero and in the 0 to 15 range. It has not been getting that cold for the past decade.


44 posted on 02/20/2006 2:13:37 AM PST by gleeaikin (Question Authority)
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To: Fred Nerks
"LOL! It's a beauty! But where's the EARTHQUAKE SWITCH?

Come on.
"W" can't have all the fun.
God saved some for himself! ! ! !

45 posted on 02/20/2006 2:40:00 AM PST by DeaconRed (IF . . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: Graybeard58
It's beastly hot in the summertime! :)
46 posted on 02/20/2006 2:45:26 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: garandgal
It was a balmy 22 today...Hooray!

LOL! And here I thought my family were the only ones (that looks funny.. English grammar is annoying :P) crazy enough to think 20-30F was balmy! Back in Nevada, it wasn't unusual for night-time temps to hover around -5 to 15.. from about late October to March-April. Brrr. No wonder I'm a blanket hog :P

But here in Washington state, we've been having what feels like a cold snap - wouldn't be surprised if the current temp was around 20.. In fact, I'll check... Hm, I was close. 25F. Still cold. Rather warm, comparitively, but I'm rather a bit too sensitive to cold for my own good. As proved by the eight or nine blankets I have on my bed. Hey, I said I'm a blanket hog, didn't I? Hehe.

It was nice and warm Saturday - went to water my grandparents dog and kept stopping in the patches of sunlight and wanting to curl up like a cat cuz it felt so nice. Mind you, it was rather a bit more frigid in the shadows. Of course, I wasn't wearing a jacket.. for which over-sight (under-sight, perhaps? :D) I called myself an idiot. Oh well.

Personally.. I rather doubt we'll ever be fully able to predict coming weather for any amount of time beyond perhaps a 50-70% accuracy rate until/unless we somehow learn planet-wide climate control. But that's rather a bit too much out of a sci-fi book for my tastes, thank you very much. Oh well, guess I'll just have to continue hogging the blankets. :D

~Moshi-chan

47 posted on 02/20/2006 4:01:14 AM PST by Moshikashitara (Maiban neru mai ni... watashi no koto kangaeru ka?)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
It's beastly hot in the summertime! :)

That sounds British but I like it.

48 posted on 02/20/2006 6:09:16 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: FairOpinion

10.7 F at Casa de ElTianti on Sunday morning (2/19/06), in Ellicott City, MD.

That's cold.


49 posted on 02/20/2006 6:10:57 AM PST by ElTianti
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To: sgtyork

I can see you read only what you want to read.

You might of miss the part where 3 feet of snow no longer falls on the Northwest.


50 posted on 02/20/2006 7:12:52 AM PST by Almondjoy
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